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8 INSTAGRAM REELS IDEAS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

8 Instagram Reels ideas for Graphic designers

I am so glad you stopped by to read about the 8 Instagram Reels Ideas for Graphic Designers.

Alright, my fellow Graphic Designers, I know how hard it is to show your face on camera.

We are insiders, we love to be behind our computer screen and create all day!

But, Instagram made it clear that Reels are now essential for your growth on the platform.

So, if like me, Instagram is where you find your clients and show off projects, here are my 8 Instagram Reels Ideas for Graphic Designers. 

Let’s go!

8 Instagram Reels ideas for Graphic designers

1- 15 SECONDS DESIGN PROJECT PRESENTATION

So, take whatever design project you’ve just created or even a project that is old but you are proud of and breaking it down in 15 seconds.

Either explain with a voice-over the choices you made or present it with a cool trending song and mockups.

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2- BEHIND THE SCENE OF THE DESIGN

This one is easy! 

Show your computer screen, and explain quickly what you are working on.

3- YOUR GRAPHIC DESIGN PROCESS

So, basically in this Instagram Reels, you are going to explain your Graphic design process from onboarding to finish. 

You do not have to show your face, you can make really nice animated design or background videos with animated text!

4- INQUIRY AND INFORMATION

Alright, this one is a little tricky for my “shy” designers.

I encourage you to show your face on this one, even if you are not very comfortable. 

If you want prospects to get to your Inquiry Form or to contact you, they need to be comfortable/confident by seeing your face!

It will be easier for clients to work with you if they can see the face behind the design!

So, introduce yourself, talk, and show them where they can contact you.

5- QUICK PORTFOLIO

So, this one is fun! 

That is a little challenging but we love a good challenge.

Try to show off as many Graphic Design projects as possible in less than 30 seconds.

Good luck and have fun!

6- EDUCATE YOUR AUDIENCE

Now, if Graphic Design doesn’t have any secrets for you, it is still a big mystery for others out there.

So, start by educating your audience on Graphic design terms, techniques, history, and psychology.

7- REVIEW AND TESTIMONIAL

So, The best way to land a client for a new project is to show off what you’ve done in the past and what the satisfied client said about you and your work.

Easy, start the Instagram reels by showing the work you’ve done and then make a transition with what the client said!

BOOM!

8- BEFORE AND AFTER

I will never get old of watching “before and after” Reels.

For like any subjects or industry. It is so satisfying to watch something changed for the better.

So, do the same with your work.

Now, there are two ways to do this. 

First, show your graphic design work when you started (like the sketch) and make the transition to the finished project.

Second, show what your client was working with before he hired you and then show how you transformed his brand, logo, poster, and so on.

 

 

Thank you so much for reading about the 8 Instagram Reels Ideas for Graphic Designers.

If you’ve more ideas, please share them in the comments down below!

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

See you back here soon

Justine Lamer

HOW TO EDIT REELS IN THE VLLO APP

If you don’t like to edit your reels on Instagram, I got you covered.

In this blog post, I am going to share with you how to edit reels in the VLLO App.

Don’t know what VLLO is? No problem!

VLLO is a video editor and maker.

So, with VLLO you can add music, text, mosaic, graphics, and sound effects. (and so much more).

This video editor is available on the App Store and Google Play.

So, you can download it for free and start using it without being a premium user!

Now that you know a little bit more about this app, let’s go right into how to edit reels in the VLLO app.

HOW TO EDIT REELS IN THE VLLO APP PIN ONE

1- IMPORT FILE

Obviously, before getting started, you will have to have your footage ready.

So, film your reel on Instagram or on your camera.

Then, open the VLLO app.

Once you are in the app, click on “create video/gif”

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From here, you will be able to select your footage.

So, after selecting your videos, click on the red arrow in the top right corner.

You will be asked to choose the aspect ratio as well as the content mode.

So, choose 9:16 for the ratio and “Fill” for the content mode.

Now, click on the red arrow.

VLLO will get your video ready!

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2- EDITING PROCESS

So, it’s time for you to edit your reel.

The first thing you will see is the preview of your video, and then you will have access to different options on the side.

BGM is the music. If you click on it, you can add music from your library or choose music from the VLLO library (those are copyright free)

Now, you can keep scrolling down and look at all your options.

For this tutorial, I am going to keep it simple and will teach you how to edit reels in the VLLO app in 5 minutes!!

So, to edit your video, click on the first footage. This will bring you to a new couple of settings.

From there, you can animate the video, split it, mute the clip, and more.

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To add some texts to your reel, click on “done” after editing individual footage. Then, click on “text” at the bottom of the app.

This will bring you to 3 options. (on the side)

Text, Label, or Caption.

So, choose the one you like and start adding your text.

So, a green box will appear above your footage.

This is the text you just added! You can place your text wherever and whenever!

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3- EXPORT

Now that you played with a couple of the VLLO app settings and that you are ready to export, click on the export button on the top right corner.

So, choose a video format.

I go with Hight resolution and 30fps.

From there click “export” and your new reel will be added to your camera roll!

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Thank you so much for reading about how to edit reels on the VLLO app.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about how to brainstorm your personal brand or how to bring your online business idea to life.

See you again soon,

Justine Lamer

10 INSTAGRAM REELS IDEAS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

10 Instagram reels ideas for small businesses

I am so glad you decided to stop by to get 10 Instagram Reels ideas for small businesses.

Instagram’s new feature, called “Reels” can be intimated. Especially, when owning a small online business.

What are you supposed to do? What kind of content are you suppose to make for it? 

I am writing this to help you figure this out!

So, let’s get into 10 Instagram Reels ideas for small businesses.

10 instagram reels ideas for small businesses

1- INTRODUCE OR REINTRODUCE YOUR BUSINESS

Here is how:

In 30 seconds, you will have to answer the following questions:

  • Who are you? (Your name, business name, and your logo)
  • What do you do? (Services, Products)
  • Why are you doing it? (Your business values and motivations)

2- PRESENT YOUR SERVICES/PRODUCTS

Here is how:

Don’t make it boring, MAKE IT FUN!

  • Show your products with different scenery.
  • Show your making process.
  • Show how to use it
  • If you sell services, show your packages, prices, flyers, website.

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3- SHARE TESTIMONIALS

Here is how:

Ask your customers/clients to record short videos about your business.

  • Send an email to your current customer and ask for a 10sec review.
  • Add those videos one after another with overlay text.

This will bring new trusty customers/clients.

4- EXPOSE YOUR BUSINESS TOOLS

Here is how:

So, you have to show what’s your bare necessity when managing your business.

  • What do you use to create?
  • What apps do you need?
  • What’s your “to go” devices? (Computer, Ipad)

5- ROOM TOUR

Here is how:

Show your business environment.

  • Where do you work and get things done?
  • What’s on your desk?
  • How is everything set up for success?

6- BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY

Here is how:

What do you do to stay organized in your business? How do you stay motivated through the day?

  • Show your to-do list of the day.
  • What are your goals for the month?
  • Share your weekly planning.

7- THE BUSINESS PROCESS

Here is how:

So, you will need to give some tips and advice on how to start a small business. 

Share some useful information about your background and what you learned.

  • How to build a website?
  • What do you need to make a product?
  • How to do taxes?

8- INTRODUCE YOUR TEAM

Here is how:

Start by talking about you and your hobbies.

Then, introduce each person you are working with.

Solopreneur? No problem!

  • Make a fun video of you, presenting your team as yourself!!!

9- SHOW YOUR BUSINESS OUTIFTS

Here is how:

What is in your closet?

  • What do you wear daily?
  • What’s your favorite outfit to get things done?
  • How do you mix chic and comfortable when managing a business from home?

10- BEHIND THE SCENE

Here is how:

Show what you do every day for your small business.

THOSE ARE MY FAVORITE REELS TO WATCH:

  • Day in your business life.
  • Fill up an order.
  • Help customers
  • Content creation and editing process.

Thank you so much for reading about 10 Instagram Reels ideas for small businesses.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about TOP 3 INSTAGRAM STORY APPS OF 2020 or 5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE POSTING ON INSTAGRAM

Until next time,

Justine Lamer

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